Updating a Dress with a Kimono

This navy blue knit dress is one of the oldest items in my closet and dates back to my early blogging, pre-kid days. Sometimes I'm tempted to put it in the donate pile because it's so old, but when I ask myself if I still like it, my answer is always yes.

It's soft and comfortable, easily styled for work and weekend, and the neutral navy color goes with everything. When I ordered this kimono (found from a great Wikibuy deal!) I decided that it would be the perfect thing to give this dress a fresh, dinner-date worthy feel. And that's exactly where I wore this over the weekend, on a kid-free dinner out with some friends. (Hooray for that!)

I've had a kimono on my wish list for an embarrassingly long amount of time, and I'm not sure why it took me so long to finally get one. I've seen them on a lot of bloggers, but it's been seeing all the ways that Mica styles her kimonos that finally made me decide that I must have one.

Do you hold on to your clothes for a long time or do you refresh your closet more frequently? I consider myself somewhere in between. There are some items, like this dress, that I do keep for a long time, but other things I keep for a season or two and then sell or donate. I do try to be conscious of waste and only purchase items that I know I'll get plenty of wear out of.

Dress: Loft | kimono: Olrain c/o Wikibuy | earrings: Nickel and Suede | necklace: Nordstrom | sandals: Target

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